Repair of an extensive iatrogenic tracheal rupture with a pleural patch and a vascular graft

Bostanci E. B., Ozer I., Ekiz F., ATICI A. E., Reyhan E., Akoglu M., ...More

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.18, no.1, pp.83-86, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Here we describe a 48-year-old woman who suffered a 7-cm rupture in the lower trachea after intubation with a double-lumen tube. We repaired the rupture with a new technique using a pleural patch reinforced by a ringed vascular graft. This technique appears to be appropriate for use in patients who have large tracheal ruptures to avoid tracheal stenosis.